Marine diesel engines come in all shapes and sizes but they all need one thing - you.
To become a professional marine diesel mechanic you must learn how to install, operate and maintain a variety of diesel engines. We offer workshop, classroom and work term experience that will prepare you for a career in the operation and maintenance of marine diesel engines and auxiliary equipment. You will work on marine vessels, offshore drilling installations or in the land-based industry servicing the marine and offshore industries.
This program is one-year in duration and is divided into on-campus study, safety training and one work term which can be either land-based or at sea.
What You'll Need
You are required to have successfull completed high school.
Transport Canada requires proof of satisfactory physical fitness prior to sitting for Transport Canada exams. This includes satisfactory visual acuity, colour vision and hearing among other physical requirements. Proof of physical fitness must be provided by way of a signed medical from a Transport Canada approved physician. Signed Seafarer s and Marine Emergency Duties (MED) medicals from an approved physician are required for registration in this program. Contact the Registrar s Office for a list of physicians approved to conduct the Seafarer s or MED medicals.
The Marine Institute provided me with exceptional hands-on skills training, coupled with outstanding theoretical engineering knowledge. Anyone wishing to pursue a career in the marine industry using his or her hands or pursuing a sea going career should seriously consider the Marine Diesel Mechanics program at the Marine Institute. The options are endless for students going to sea or remaining land-based.